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Letter: Bad headline

  • Author: David Strait
    | Opinion
  • Updated: July 21
  • Published July 21

The ADN’s recent alarmist headline stating “656 Alaskans test positive for COVID-19 despite vaccine shots” will not reassure the vaccine hesitant to get the shot. This result is consistent with the approximately 95% vaccine effectiveness that has been reported since the mRNA vaccines were released last year. This is barely “news” and certainly not “headline news.” Perhaps you should have instead used the headline “99% of COVID hospitalizations are from the unvaccinated.” This fact was buried in the ninth paragraph.

Congratulations on being part of the problem. I guess these type of sensational headlines sell more papers, while still being technically accurate.

— David Strait

Anchorage

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